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Pruning

12 September 2017 22:48:49

Hi 

Looking for some advice from you experts out there,when is the right time to prune gooseberry bushes


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Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 13 September 2017 07:44:41

If they are established bushes prune back in November when the leaves have fallen and you can see what you are doing. If you have a look on uTube you may find Monty Don or some other garden giving a demo.


Dick Dick 13 September 2017 11:56:27

Daithi, There are certain times for pruning, depending what the aim is. You may be anxious to prevent the branches from rubbing against one another. In that case as Mary (Gracedieu Lass) said, November is ideal, in fact from November to late February. There is a case where you want to get rid of dead or deseased branches, that is also a good time. There is also what is called Summer Pruning. July is the best time or after the fruit has been picked. In this case, remove portion of the new wood. This will control the size of the bush.


daithi5 daithi5 13 September 2017 20:58:24

Thanks for the advice Gracedieu Lass and Dck, i will put it on my list for thing to do in november


Scrubber Scrubber 15 September 2017 22:52:33

You see daithi I dont have to write anything!!!Just as well as I didnt know!


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